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Monday, February 16, 2009

Composition - A forgotten aspect in macro

When I first started exploring macro, I was always thrilled and obsessed with the magnification factor. During my first year exploring macro, I was always going for bigger and bigger magnification. This year marks my second year in macro photography. This year, I have set a few goals to achieve in my macro photography exploration. One of 'em is to compose better. What I have noticed in my macro outings with friends and forum members is that they tend to shoot from a diagonal angle. Why? Because it's easier to shoot. Even I do shoot that way. Well, time for a change, and put a little bit more effort in giving yourself the opportunity to compose creatively. Remember, when you see a subject, don't view the subject 360 degress of a single axis, view it from 360 degrees from 2 axis. That'll give your creative side of the brain to start working :)

Here are some of my 'improved' macro shots. At least I think so. :)

Symmetry

Be my Valentine

FRIM macro

Shadow

7 comments:

Dodon said...

Nice shoot amino..
I pn minat macro shot..
plan nak beli Tamron 90/2.8 tuh..
ok tak lens tu?..

ps: wanna exchange link?

Amino @ Lordmint said...

thanks bro.
dulu aku start dgn Tamron SP90. Very good lens. Value for money. Kalau used, boleh dapat dalam 900-1.1k.

ps: Added.

capix said...

macro freak!!!



wish i have mpe too :p

Enche' Adykasyah said...

Min, did u use anything to attract that creatues? I mean maybe u put any sugar or anything there?

Amino @ Lordmint said...

:P Capix. Every macrokaki needs MPE, but get a 1:1 macro lens first.

Ady, nope. I don't use anything to attract the insects. But I'm not against that method.

Nicholas Leong said...

Nicely done, these are the shots I enjoy :)

As much as I think MPE is great, I think the magnification factor has pushed a lot of images to be 1 dimensional.

Kurt said...

Lovely compositions LM. Esp like the two picture wing flies :)